Or can a parent have a normal existence once they’ve spawned a mini human of their very own??? If you are reading this and already answering a resounding “YES” in your heads, I congratulate you. You’ve clearly managed the impossible complete separation of personal and professional life without and residual backlash, and deserve to become […]
And they make bad decisions.. So this is post is going to be a (mostly) negative post, I’m afraid, and that’s because it deals with the subject of using children as ‘weapons‘ in a relationship breakdown. I hope, like me, even just seeing those words in print, makes you shudder so I’m afraid that the […]
A child going in to hospital is frightening at any time even if it just a straightforward operation. There are a huge range of emotions involved and some can be totally irrational – I’m not ashamed to say I’ve had most of them this week.
Is it just me? Or do things always go a bit weird round about now?…. This year’s costumes have been bought & planning is now in the swing for the Trick or Treating for when the kids all get back from the “other” parent half of the half-term holidays!
Are there rules or an etiquette for when you take children in to a coffee shop? Do you think about how to entertain you child when you are having a quiet coffee? What happens when your peaceful cuppa’s disturbed by a rowdy small person?
Days out for us often cost a lot, are stressful and expensive, but with just a Travelcard and the cost of our Body Worlds entry we had a great morning learning more about the amazing human body – and even the youngest ones were entertained!
Getting back to full-time, office based work after any enforced time out can be a blessing (even if it doesn’t look like it at face value) Parents need to be appreciated for their own skills and NOT just because they are GREAT parents!
Why is the annual family holiday looked upon with either dread or as the purse drain of the entire family? It can be a long list of ‘To do’s’ which mean no one does anything except sigh every time it’s mentioned, or the only thing we all look forward to all year, it just depends on how much like hard work it feels. I’ll share my hints and tips on how to make it a little bit easier on everyone, before & during the break so you can all enjoy this precious family time.